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Your Team

Tom ORourke

Tom O’Rourke

Director of Relationship Development

Tom is a former Regional Marketing Director at Wells Fargo where he wrote the book on business development, group sales, sponsorships and customer loyalty programs.  He has also served as CMO and Director of Business Development for a Denver-based Brokerage where he significantly increased their referral and lender networks and resulting fee income for the firm.
Darrick Brown

Darrick Brown

Chief Trainer and Coach

Darrick is a former Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Banks. Managing a staff of over 300, he was seeing 80% of commercial loan applicants being turned down for credit. This experience inspired Darrick to open his own brokerage in 2007 and merge with Alternative Funding Partners in 2015.  His combined firms have helped hundreds of clients, ranging from start-ups, to Fortune 1000 and Government entities, to secure the capital needed to make these entities thrive.

Shane Robert Walton

Shane Robert Walton

Chief Marketing Officer

Shane is the founder of Green Vine Marketing, a marketing agency helping clients to leverage the latest and most cost effective marketing techniques to rapidly attract new customers. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar for the US State Department and has lectured around the world, including universities in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Patricia Rivera

Glen McDannold

Managing Director,
AFP Canada

Glen brings a wealth of 30+ years of Corporate Financial Solutions experience, including extensive top-level sales performance with IBM Canada, VP, Sales for a leading Western Canada Factoring firm and most recently as Managing Principal at High Tide Brokerage where he successfully delivers working capital solutions to SMB’s and raising Venture Capital in the Nuclear Medicine and Oil & Gas space.

Patricia Rivera

Patricia Rivera

Senior Loan Broker

Patricia has more than 20 years of multi-faceted Real Estate experience, including the investing side. Patricia is a former broadcaster who loves speaking and consulting, and is co-founder of DAP Media group, LLC which focuses on educating entrepreneurs on how to grow their business. Her love for real estate and investing was the reason she decided to move over to the commercial side and join Alternative Funding Partners. As an investor, she understands the importance of having a good commercial broker on your side that has experience in buying and selling commercial property to connect you with the right solution for your real estate needs.
Andrew Portee

Andrew Portee

Senior Loan Broker

Andrew is a 20 year veteran and former VP of Business Banking for major national and regional banks, including Wells Fargo, US Bank and most recently UMB Bank. In addition to leading the Business Development efforts for Alternative Funding Partners, he is the owner of The Andrew Portee Agency with American Family Insurance. Andrew specializes in networking and consulting which is a key component to his success. He’s an expert at developing long-term relationships with Centers of Influence with solid results helping his partners and clients succeed.

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Lisa Behbehani

Senior Analyst

Lisa has more than 30 years of commercial banking experience and has underwritten all types of loans for businesses.  Lisa has coached and trained numerous underwriters throughout her many years in commercial banking.  Her expertise in commercial banking, along with a degree in accounting, enables her to quickly and efficiently analyze the financial situation of all types of businesses.  Lisa is passionate about digging into the numbers and leaving no stone unturned to find financial solutions to help businesses grow and succeed.

Walter Huff

Walter E. Huff, II

Senior Loan Broker

Walter has been serving Coloradan’s for 27 years as a Trusted Home Wealth Advisor and as the CEO/Team Leader of the Huff Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Realty, DTC and Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. His expertise in negotiating win-win transactions for home sellers and buyers has created lifelong relationships, as well as inspiring Walter to provide successful commercial capital solutions to small-medium size businesses looking to grow and prosper in the 21st century.
Lucky Ogbeiwi

Lucky Ogbeiwi

Senior Loan Broker, Canada

Lucky holds a MBA, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Finance. Lucky has over 10 years’ experience representing lenders and buyers in the mortgage industry, plus more than fifteen years’ experience in the Oil and Gas industry. Lucky epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and creative service and is passionate about helping small businesses to succeed.
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Steve Gay

Senior Analyst

Steve “the magician” Gay brings more than 30 years of broker, analyst and underwriting experience across a wide-range of commercial loan vehicles with particular expertise in large CRE deals.  Steve’s strategic, out-of-the-box approach to evaluating opportunities and developing innovative solutions has earned him the well-deserved “magician” nickname.

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Bert Vanderlist

Senior Loan Broker

Bert brings 30+ years of experience in Senior and Executive Management roles across a wide variety of industries and multiple countries, both for-profit and non-profit. Since he obtained his accreditation by the Institute for Independent Business he has coached numerous business owners, optimized clients’ business structures, assisted with business development, and financing requests. Bert is passionate about working alongside business owners in reaching meaningful and successful goals.

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Mani Mann

Senior Loan Broker

Mani has over 20 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate, over 10 years of experience as a Business owner, and he holds a Degree in Business Administration. Mani’s passion for understanding customers needs and his love for real estate investment led him to join Alternative Funding Partners. Throughout his time in real estate investment, Mani personally saw the impact that a good commercial loan broker has on the success of a deal, and he now brings that same drive and dedication to his clients.

Our Roots: How Our Team Came Together

How AFP got started

Thomas O’Rourke and Darrick Brown worked together for 17 years at Wells Fargo, one of America’s five largest banks. Though they managed different groups in the bank – marketing and business banking, respectively – their paths crossed often.  They collaborated on a number of very successful strategic marketing and sales initiatives, including two programs that were adopted footprint wide by the bank.

Darrick then set off on his own in 2007 to form one of the earliest alternative funding brokerages, while Tom left Wells Fargo in 2012 to become the CMO of a real estate focused lending firm. Their close collaboration continued, as Tom engaged Darrick to train a number of Tom’s new brokers on how to become successful.

At the same time, Tom engaged Shane Walton and his firm Green Vine Marketing for consulting and marketing services for website design and digital marketing.  Tom walked away from this experience very impressed with Shane’s expertise, focus on ROI, and the value provided.

Tom had always envisioned a full-service firm for commercial brokers that provided capital sourcing, broker training, and marketing. This combination presented a huge, much-needed business opportunity in the alternative funding space, as it gave business loan brokers access to the full suite of services they and they clients needed to succeed.

Tom, Darrick, and Shane came together to sketch out exactly what this complete solution would look like.  A sketch turned to a business plan, and Alternative Funding Partners was born.

Business Loans

A wide variety of business loans & commercial financing customized to your company's unique needs.

Real Estate Loans

Financing for real estate loans including acquisition, construction, and permanent.

Hard Money Lenders

As hard money lenders we offer lightening fast approval and funding with reasonable rates.

Construction Loans

Construction loans to cover the entire development process until you get permanent financing.

Equipment Leasing

Equipment financing including equipment leasing, equipment loans, and sale leasebacks.

Bridge Loans

Bridge loans packages to cover the gap between equity rounds or real estate development.


Factoring of accounts receivable to smooth over cash flow and get your money quicker.

SBA Loans

SBA loans provide reasonable rates, long terms, and are guaranteed by the SBA.

Lines of Credit

Business lines of credit provide working capital access with interest paid only when used.